Zanna Gilbert

Zanna Gilbert is a research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, and the co-curator of Making Art Concrete at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She completed her PhD at the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex, UK, in collaboration with Tate Research. From 2012 to 2015, Gilbert was Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, where she was responsible for C-MAP research focusing on modern and contemporary art in Latin America and was coeditor of the online publication post. She has curated a number of exhibitions, including Daniel Santiago: Brazil Is My Abyss (Museu de Arte Moderna Alosio Magalhães, Recife, 2010; and Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, 2012); The Unmaker of Objects: Edgardo Antonio Vigo’s Marginal Media (MoMA, 2014); and Home Archives: Paulo Bruscky and Robert Rehfeldt’s Mail Exchanges (Chert, Berlin, 2015).


Conceiving a Theory for Latin America: Juan Acha’s Criticism.

2016 is the centenary of the birth of Juan Acha (1916–1995), the Peruvian-born, Mexican-naturalized Latin American art critic. Recent developments in the field of Latin American art history have led to a resurgence of interest in Acha’s critical contributions, and post here presents commissioned essays as well as primary documents translated into English for the first time.

Global Conceptualism Reconsidered

In the fifteen years since the exhibition Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s–1980s was on view at the Queens Museum, the term global has become ever more thoroughly entrenched in the lexicon of contemporary art. Although one might therefore draw a direct line between the 1999 exhibition and the ever-present “global contemporary” of the art world, texts by two…

“Pop Art Is Poison.” Cildo Meireles on Ideological Circuits

Cildo Meireles discusses his series Inserções em circuitos ideológicos, Projeto Cédula (Insertions into Ideological Circuits, Banknote Project, 1970), in which he anonymously stamped banknotes with critical political slogans, demands, or questions, afterward putting them back into circulation. Created during a period of military rule in Brazil, one stamp asked, “Quem Matou Herzog?” (“Who Killed Herzog?”) after the…